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Duvall Eye Care – First Aid for Eyes

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As hard as you try to avoid injury to your delicate eyes, eye emergencies can still happen. Because you can’t prevent every accident, it’s important to know how to handle them. By responding quickly with the appropriate first aid and contacting an eye clinic near you for urgent eye care, you can reduce the risk of permanent damage to your vision.

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Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a Comprehensive eye exam, Pediatric eye exam and Contact lens eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Is LASIK eye and vision surgery an option for you ? Our Duvall eye doctor is always ready to answer your questions about eye disease and Contact lenses.

If you get chemicals in your eyes

If you wear contact lenses, remove them immediately! Keeping contacts in your eyes can hold the offensive chemical against your cornea, potentially leading to permanent damage and pain.

If chemicals splash into your eye, hold your eyelid open with clean fingers and flush your eye immediately with cool water. Continue to do this for about 15 minutes. Then, call an eye clinic for assistance with eye emergencies. If you are advised to go to the nearest emergency room, take the container of the chemical with you so you can show the doctors exactly what your eye was exposed to.

When something is stuck in your eye

If an object gets lodged in your eye or under your eyelid – do not rub your eye! Rubbing your eye can cause much more damage. If the object isn’t embedded in your eye, you can attempt to remove it by following these steps:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water
  • Flush your eye with water
  • Gently pull your upper eyelid down over the top of your lower eyelid. This can help your eye to tear, flushing the object out.
  • If you can see the object, try to remove it gently by wiping it with a clean, wet washcloth.

If you aren’t able to extract the object easily, don’t persist. Instead, contact your eye doctor or go to a local eye clinic for medical assistance.

If you get a cut in or near your eye

Don’t rub your eye or the surrounding area if you get any type of cut or scratch. Just bandage the eye gently, and don’t attempt to remove any particles that may be stuck. It’s best to leave that to a professional eye care specialist! Contact a nearby eye clinic for assistance, and in the meantime, avoid taking aspirin or any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, because they can increase bleeding.

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Important Notice

At Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare, the health and safety of our patients and employees is our top concern. Based on the recommendations from the CDC to postpone routine eye and dental care, as of 4PM on March 17th, 2020 we will be officially closed to regular office hours.

Dr Low will be checking office voicemail at 425-788-2990 and email correspondence to duvallstaff@duvalleye.com once per day for non emergent issues over the next few days or weeks and return calls as she can. We do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs so please let us know if you need a medication refill or are running low on your contact lens supply and Dr Low will attempt to make arrangements.

Dr Low is highly trained to diagnose and treat urgent eye conditions. If you are having any of the following symptoms, please call our office to leave a message on the general mailbox for a call back within 24 hours or utilize the emergency line prompts for a call back more quickly.

· Loss of Vision
· Flashes of light in your vision
· Increase or change in floaters
· Burning or Stinging
· Discharge or redness
· Eye pain, especially when moving eye
· Unequal Pupil Size
· Double Vision
· Lesions or Sores on the Eyelid or around the Eye
· Increased Light Sensitivity
· Foreign Body Sensation
· Injury or Trauma to the Eye
· Scratch to the Eye
· New or Severe Headaches

Dr Low is available to help you avoid exposure to infected and ill patients in a medical clinic, urgent care, or ER so please let us do what we do best to manage your eye specific needs in our office. Dr Low will continue to provide this service as long as she is healthy and able to do so.

At this time we have no specific date to reopen and we will update our website (https://www.duvalleye.com/ ), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DuvallEye/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/duvalleye/) once a date is determined.

Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you once things return to normal.

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Due to CDC recommendations to cease all routine eye care and in accordance to the WA State “stay at home” order our office will be closed indefinitely. If you are having an eye emergency please follow the prompts on our voicemail to leave a message for Dr. Low to call you back.

We will be available for curbside pickups:

Thursday April 2nd 10-11AM

Saturday April 4th 10-11 AM

Monday April 6th 10-11 AM

Wednesday April 8th 10-11 AM

Friday April 10th 10-11 AM